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Chris Rock tries, fails to catch foul ball — then makes kid’s day

THE BRONX (PIX11) - Comedian Chris Rock and actor Bobby Cannavale were hanging out at Thursday’s Yankees-Astros game when a foul ball came their way. Sitting first row behind the dugout, Astros player Jon Singleton hit a looping foul that came straight down on the pair — just after stadium cameras had already focused on them. At […]

Posted on 22 August 2014

Chris Rock hits home run with Yankees fans by giving foul ball to kid

How do you turn a foul ball into a home run? If you're comedian Chris Rock, you do it with a little luck, and a spur-of-the-moment generous gift, all on live television.Yes, that was Rock (and Emmy-winning "Boardwalk Empire" star Bobby Cannavale) sitting in the stands at Thursday's Yankees-Astros game at Yankee Stadium.

Posted on 21 August 2014

The New International Trailer for Annie

Sony Pictures has brought online the new international trailer for Annie , coming to theaters on December 19 and starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas and Cameron Diaz.

Posted on 20 August 2014

T.I., Bobby Cannavale among new 'Ant-Man' cast members

Marvel's 2015 project "Ant-Man" adds rapper and actor T.I. to its personnel, as well as actors from "Boardwalk Empire," "Archer" and "Mad Men."

Posted on 19 August 2014

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Adds T.I. to Growing Cast

Marvel's Ant-Man has announced several new castings, including rapper T.I., Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Judy Greer (Archer) and John...

Posted on 19 August 2014

John Slattery Joins 'Ant-Man' Cast Alongside Bobby Cannavale and Rapper T.I.

The Ant-Man cast has added three interesting new members in John Slattery , Bobby Cannavale and the rapper, T.I. The movie begun production in San Francisco this week following a tumultuous few months.

Posted on 19 August 2014

T.i. & Mad Men Star Slattery Join Ant-man Cast

Marvel's troubled Ant-Man movie has been given a big boost - rapper T.I. and Mad Men star John Slattery have joined the cast of the stalled film.

Posted on 19 August 2014

‘Ant-Man’ Adds John Slattery, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, and T.I.

Adding to Peyton Reed‘s earlier announcement that Ant-Man had entered production, Marvel Studios has issued a press release confirming several more cast members for the superhero movie. Among those who’ll be joining Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll onscreen are Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, T.I., and John Slattery — the latter of […] The post ‘Ant-Man’ Adds John ...

Posted on 18 August 2014

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Grows with T.I., Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer and John Slattery

Director Peyton Reed begins principal photography in San Francisco read more

Posted on 18 August 2014

Rose Byrne's coming of age

Rose Byrne and her boyfriend are walking towards me hand in hand. Bobby Cannavale is wearing a scarf and a beanie but there's no mistaking the American actor's solid frame and pugilistic good looks. She's petite, her fine-boned face framed by a well-cut sweep of chestnut hair and a pale yellow scarf knotted around her neck.

Posted on 6 August 2014

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/r/television report: Friday, June 20, 2014 - Thursday, June 26, 2014

Totals: 7 days, 207 posts, 10,609 comments.
Included in this report: The top 207 posts, and 8,887 of the top comments, by 4,867 distinct authors.
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3286 /u/FenrirIII ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel ‘Better Call Saul’ gets renewed for a second season. No, you didn’t miss the first one.
2927 /u/coooolbeans Tonight is the last episode for Daily Show writer JR Havlan, who has been on the show since its beginning (over 2800 episodes)
2259 /u/MulciberTenebras The pinnacle of Looney Tunes madcap comedy... Daffy Duck in "Duck Amuck"
2170 /u/alphtrion Game of Thrones - Main Theme (80's Version)
1840 /u/cardinals1996 So, Cartoon Network MIGHT be making new Courage Episodes (details inside)
1832 /u/manskies Laura Prepon Is In Every Episode of Orange Is the New Black Season 3
1634 /u/aabbccatx US v Portugal draws an overnight 9.1. I guess Americans care about soccer.
1579 /u/plumbobber Remember the story about a 9ft Great White Shark getting mysteriously eaten whole and pulled down 1600ft - there is a TV documentary airing this week about solving it. Suspect a Colossal Great White cannibalized him.
1475 /u/aves2k Aereo's TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says
907 /u/foodude84 Gordon Ramsay is ending production of Kitchen Nightmares after a 10 year run.
657 /u/k12g3 TBS will air a week of 'Seinfeld' to honor the show's 25th anniversary
548 /u/MulciberTenebras Change is Coming (The Legend Of Korra: Official 2nd Trailer for "Book Three")
180 /u/forthebirds "Chapelle Show: The 50 Million Dollar Question" - Fantastic independent found-footage documentary on the whole story, really sucks you in.
135 /u/xarc13 Bobby Cannavale did an amazing job as Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire (In his famous "tirade" scene, he mixed intimidation and humor well)
120 /u/rollmop1 CW's THE FLASH Pilot Has Leaked
116 /u/MulciberTenebras June 27th, 7pm EDT.... THE PREMIERE DATE FOR "The Legend of Korra" Book Three FINALLY REVEALED!
110 /u/Bennett1984 First look at the rebooted Danger Mouse
94 /u/lovefighter How “Twin Peaks” shaped the entire golden age of TV
92 /u/ianthomasmalone Darkest Timeline: Hulu isn’t bringing back Community
86 /u/cyborgcommando0 Rosario Dawson Joins Marvel's Daredevil For Netflix
86 /u/m0rris0n_hotel AMC orders second season of 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul', moves season 1 debut to 2015
84 /u/jumpchat John Oliver Is No One's Friend On His New HBO Show : NPR
74 /u/poppzE Check this shit out with some guy named Mehmet: [John Oliver on Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements]
72 /u/csykora Are there any TV shows that you are embarrassed to tell people you watch?
69 /u/dangzal From ‘Lost’ to The Rapture: Creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta on HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’
65 /u/Epic-Mike The One Who Binges: 'Breaking Bad' Is Most Binge-Watched Show, Study Says
62 /u/jennhughes Utopia Series 2 trailer
59 /u/ottoashimself HBO presents KING - Attention TV producers. Stephen King’s work is usually too long for Film and too short for a On-going TV series, but how about a series where every season is a different book kinda like AHS or True Detective.
58 /u/DefterPunk Saturday morning cartoons as we know them in the USA will stop being on network TV on September 27, 2014
58 /u/m0rris0n_hotel AMC renews 'Turn' for season 2
55 /u/maxwell_stupid If you're on the fence about watching The Sopranos, watch this scene. It's a perfect example of the great writing and the legendary performance by James Gandolfini.
54 /u/MulciberTenebras Transmissions From The Ghost Planet: A Definitive History of "Space Ghost Coast to Coast"
53 /u/Neo2199 David Duchovny on 'The X-Files': 'It's Not Done Until One of Us Dies'
46 /u/joe-s Kitchen Nightmares Ending: 'It's Time to Call It a Day,' Says Gordon Ramsay
45 /u/burrbro235 Why did B.J. Novak receive starring credits in the opening credits of The Office when he rarely had many scenes or lines per episode?
43 /u/azz808 Get Ready For More Sherlock Holmes As Appeals Court Affirms Character Is In Public Domain
43 /u/ihatebadpuns What popular TV characters do you think are actually just really annoying or frustrating?
39 /u/FoxInDaBox 'Sesame Street' Parodies 'True Blood'
39 /u/bluetux Why don't college television shows work? Why aren't they more popular?
39 /u/kastroescobar Utopia - Series 2 Trailer (Channel 4 UK)
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Posted on 27 June 2014

IJW: The Station Agent (2003)

Before he was Tyrion Lannister, a very young looking Peter Dinklage played Finbar McBride, a man who is bequeathed property in New Jersey. To fulfill his legal obligations he has to check it out, and that's where we start. As his friendships with Olivia (Clarkson) and Joe (Cannavale) deepen, Fin goes from being a solitary man, to a man forging connections with his quirky neighbours.

I feel like this was a really honest movie, especially through its simplicity. Could have done with some more punches though. There were the obvious digs at Finbar's height, and a couple of small-town cliches.

Wasn't sure what to expect going in to this movie. I normally download movies using one of two methods:

  1. See an actor I like in a movie, remember this fact when I am drunk and download everything they've ever been in, or:

  2. Some one/some list recommends it to me.

I'm pretty sure this came from a list of obscure comedies.

Good performances by Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind and Michelle Williams.

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Posted on 7 June 2014

[Table] IAmA: I’m Jon Favreau (the Hollywood one). AMA!

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Consider the tights sufficiently soiled. That's awesome! Looks like you need a Kickstarter for a reshoot.
Hey Jon! Were you involved at all in the casting of Robert Downey Jr. in Iron man? Big fan!! Yeah. Casting Robert Downey Jr. was a pretty big fight at the time. He was not the obvious choice. And although everybody acknowledged that he was a man of tremendous talent, there was a lot of discussion behind the scenes as to whether or not he had the potential to be a movie star that could carry a Marvel franchise. I was pushing very hard for him, and he fought very hard to get the role. The final factor in him getting cast was a screen test that he did where he blew everybody away, and everyone was in agreement that he was indeed, Tony Stark.
Vince Vaughn did an AMA few months ago and I asked him if he ever played Dungeons and Dragons with you. He said that he never did but he knows you have a great imagination. Have you ever offered to play D&D with him? Maybe he’s just not into it? And next what kind of campaigns or gameplay do you do with D&D? One of my favorite scenes with you was in “The Replacements” where you were told to get Gene Hackman the ball. Did you and Gene ever crackup while filming this? It was hilarious and what was it like working with Gene? First of all, I haven't played D&D since high school. I was really into role-playing games at that time in my life. I lived in NY, and there was a great store called The Compleat Strategist, near the Empire State Building. I would also go to a store called Forbidden Planet. As a matter of fact, I just stopped by the last time I was in town for the Tribeca Film Festival's premiere of Chef. It was really cool to see collectibles in the showcases from movies I had worked on, from being there as a fanboy when I'd cut class in high school. Gene Hackman in Replacements was one of those moments when I was pretty starstruck. He would come in and out of town to shoot his scenes, and he had his yacht piloted to a harbor in Baltimore, so it could be close by for him. It was pretty surreal to have such a legend on our set. The scene you're referring to was not scripted as it appeared, and we improv'd back and forth: improvising with a great actor is like playing jazz with a great musician. It's one of those moments I'll never forget. Gene Hackman never cracked while filming, and wasn't a guy who laughed much. But he took his work very seriously, and it was an honor to have met him.
Lastly if Ricky and Bobby from “Made” met Mike and Trent from “Swingers” do you think they’d become friends? Thanks again Jon! Ricky and Bobby might get along with Mike and Trent, but if they didn't, Ricky and Bobby would have no problem kicking Mike and Trent's asses.
How's 'The Jungle Book' coming along? Has Mowgli and Baloo been cast? We're currently in the middle of a worldwide search for a Mowgli. We are in conversation with somebody extremely cool for Baloo, but I can't mention who it is until it's final.
If asked, would you direct one of the new Star Wars movies? Star Wars? I love Star Wars! Who wouldn't want to direct a Star Wars movie? What, are you kidding me!?
For right now, I'm excited to see what JJ's come up with, I think he's the perfect choice and he seems to be making all the right decisions. I will be first in line to see Episode 7.
Jon, I think you are one of the most underrated directors out there. You've done indie comedy, big superhero blockbusters, and kids movies. Have you ever considered giving horror a try? Thank you for your compliments. When you direct a movie, you really have to immerse yourself in that world for a year or two. I suspect that if I worked on a horror movie, it would affect the energy of my day to day life in a way that I wouldn't be comfortable with. I love watching a good zombie movie, and I enjoy clever horror, but I don't think I'm the right guy to explore that genre because I don't know if I have the stomach for it.
Hello! I'm very excited about Chef! My biggest question is, what do you find is the biggest difference between a studio picture and an indie, that most people would never consider? Something besides the obvious (less money, more freedom, etc). The biggest difference is the budget. The lower the budget, the greater the freedom. I enjoy working on the big budget movies, but the appeal has to be more global. For a film like Chef, the smaller budget allowed me to have complete freedom when it came to the script, where I filmed it, who I cast, and the final cut of the film. I really wanted to depict the culinary world in an accurate way, which required dicey language at times. And I wanted to make sure that the casting reflected what a real kitchen was like. It was really fun to return to the scale of an independent film after starting out in that world at the beginning of my career.
Why do you hate Paul Rudd so much? I love Paul Rudd. I can't get enough Paul Rudd. I ate soup out of Paul Rudd's mouth, I love him so much. I can't wait to see Ant Man.
What was it like playing yourself on The Sopranos? One of my favorite episodes. I was tense the whole way through. I was really honored to be invited by David Chase to play myself on the Sopranos. I wanted to make sure that when I depicted myself that I wasn't playing it "too cool: because if the real Jon Favreau met the real Sopranos, he would not be very comfortable at all. The original script that I received had me playing it off as if I was one of the guys. I had given David the note that i wanted to be really uncomfortable and scared, because although everybody likes the romantic idea of gangsters, if you ever meet them in real life, it could be extremely off-putting.
Congratulations on being on the longest Nerdist podcast! That was such a great episode. Anyway, I wanted to say thank you for being such a cool role model for people, including myself. I also wanted to thank you for all of cool stuff you make. I remember you saying on the podcast that you really liked when something you made affected somebody in a positive way. So I was wondering what fan interaction has meant the most to you? That's great to hear. I was really concerned that we went on too long when we actually taped that interview. I had a great time talking to Chris & the gang, there were so many topics that we shared a common interest in. We could talk geek culture, we could talk comedy, we could talk movies, it was easy to lose track of the fact that you were being recorded because it just felt like a conversation. On the drive home, I was worried that we went on too long, but I've been getting really good feedback via Twitter. And I'm happy that I was able to have such an in-depth conversation about subjects that were so important to me.
It's interesting how the various platforms of social media inspire different types of feedback from the people who are reacting to my work and my press. I've been at Twitter for about 5 years, starting on the set of Iron Man 2, but this is my first time on reddit. My son, who's 12, is an avid fan and reader of reddit, and is constantly laughing to himself as he's reading off of his computer screen. Every once in a while, he even includes me in one of his discoveries that he finds on reddit. It's tough to seem cool to your kid no matter what you do for a living, but being on reddit is definitely a step in the right direction. I promise next time I do something like this that I'm going to let him type for me. A whole different generation.
As far as fan interaction goes, I get just yesterday, somebody told me that when he was getting over a bad breakup, his friends drove him to see SWINGERS in the theater. This is close to 20 years ago, so the fact that he remembers it so vividly and went out of his way to tell me that says it really made an impression on him, and that makes me feel really good.
I also love how many tweets I get at Christmastime quoting ELF.
What was it like on the set of "PCU?" Any fun behind-the-scenes stories? PCU was an amazing experience. It was one of my first films as an actor, and I stayed at the Four Seasons in Toronto, which seemed like the Taj Mahal to me at the time. We filmed at the University of Toronto Campus and we had almost as much fun on our days off as we did during filming. My most vivid memory was spending 9 hours in a chair getting the dreadlocks woven into my hair. My happiest moment is when we finished filming, and they pulled all the dreadlocks out, and I got to wash my hair and run a comb through it. It was like being reborn.
You were in Daredevil with Ben Affleck, how do you think he's going to do in the new Superman/Batman movie? since everyone seems upset about this choice. Ben is a very smart guy, and a great director. He's in a position in Hollywood where he has a tremendous amount of freedom when it comes to what projects he wants to pursue. If he has chosen to take on this role, I'm sure he has something really interesting in mind for how he's going to depict the Caped Crusader. He impresses me more and more each year with how he's grown creatively, and I am extremely curious to see how that will affect the way that he inhabits the role of an iconic superhero.
Hello Jon, thank you for the awesome Iron Man series! I know you were the producer of the third movie but do you know how many takes it took to shoot the awesome plane scene in Iron Man 3? How difficult was it? I wasn't around for that sequence, all of my work was on the stage with Robert Downey Jr, and at Stark Industries with Gwyneth. My role was much different on the third film, as I was only an actor and an executive producer. It was really interesting being on a set of an Iron Man film that I wasn't directing. I was really able to concentrate on having fun as a performer, and trying to be as supportive as I could be to Shane Black, who was the director of the third installment. I got to spend a lot of time in Miami, and I got to see cuban music performed in little Havana on my days off. That was (in part) what inspired the Miami sequences in Chef.
After helping Kickstart the Marvel Cinematic Universe - How do you feel as to where it is right now? Do you wish to direct again for Marvel and possibly revisit Iron Man? Thank You! I've been very impressed by the variety of directors they've chosen for their various franchises. I like the fact that they've maintained the tone of Iron Man, while allowing each individual director to express their own personal tastes and styles. I never could have imagined that this collection of films would result from a movie that was essentially made as an independently financed negative pickup and was the first film of a newborn studio. I congratulate the team at Marvel for being so successful and keeping the ball rolling. I also admire the emphasis placed on casting. I think it's the great actors that have served to elevate the genre. And as far as directing again? I have no plans as of now, but I enjoy working with the Marvel family a great deal.
Hi Jon, what's the best advice you've ever received ? I was riding on a shuttle bus at the Sundance Film Festival the year I was trying to get Swingers made. I just so happened to see next to Peter Riegert who I was a fan of since Animal House. He asked me what I was doing in Park City, and I said I was trying to get a movie I had written made. He told me that he thought it was a good idea. His perspective that he shared was that from age 28 to 35 was the perfect opportunity to make a big move creatively because you're old enough to have experience, but still young enough to have the energy to get something done. It seemed like an arbitrary age range at the time, but he was very specific about it. Looking back, I'm really glad I took that opportunity to really extend myself and change the nature of my career. I've never had the opportunity to talk to him again or thank him for that advice, but I still think of it from time to time.
Who else could you have cast as Buddy in Elf? It's one of my favourite Christmas movies by the way. Instant classic! Will Ferrell was attached to the project when I was hired. So I wasn't involved in casting him. I can't imagine anybody else playing that role.
Hey Jon, long time fan! Why can't I find the complete Diner for Five series anywhere like DVD? (Like beyond secondary market) It's a fascinating show! I've been trying to find a home for it, but unfortunately the deal has never come together. If you look around for it, there are unauthorized copies available online that I am reticent to pull down until there's another way for people to access the show.
Serious question - you had a producer's credit on The Avengers. How much actual work did that involve? The credit of executive producer can mean a lot of different things. In my particular case on the Avengers, it was a result of my work on the Iron Man films in establishing the characters and the world, as well as being involved and available to Joss & the cast as they were making the movie. Joss and Marvel were definitely steering the ship on that one, and I was just happy to be a part of it and offer whatever advice I could based on my experiences on the previous films.
Hi Jon, big fan of the amazing Revolution series here! What do you say about cancelling the third season? What were the reasons? And how big is the chance that another channel will take over? Let me start by saying that I've been in contact with Eric Kripke who is the executive producer and show runner of Revolution. He was extremely disappointed when he got the news that the show was being canceled, but wanted me to communicate to the fans through my social media presence that he was tremendously grateful for all of the fan support. I think the cancellation (and I'm just speculating) probably had to do with the ratings being borderline. Network television in general has been struggling over the last few years, because of all of the competition from different platforms and cable channels. It's challenging to navigate all of these changes, and find a way to keep relevant content available, and to have it make sense for the people who are financing it. I've expressed to Eric how much enthusiasm there is for the idea of keeping the show going in another venue. These things are very complicated, because there are a lot of people who are involved, and any one of them can veto that kind of a move. That being said, it is not unheard of in this day & age for a show to pop up at a different network or online or in the movie theaters. Think about Arrested Development or Veronica Mars. I'm keeping an open mind, and I will be supportive in any way that I can. These are tricky waters to navigate, but I will express to Eric how much enthusiasm there is out there for his show to continue.
How was your time working on the show FRIENDS? I started off as a guest star, and ended up doing six episodes. I think it's kind of funny that Monica was a chef, and one of my episodes was about me installing a killer kitchen for her. Everything seems to have come full circle with me playing a chef now. The cast was great, I remember playing Super Mario Kart with David Schwimmer in his dressing room during our downtime. It had a real family feel and I'm still amazed at how many people recognize me from that show, even kids who weren't even born or old enough to see it at the time who are only aware of it through syndication.
Hi Jon, huge fan of your work and looking forward to seeing Chef when it expands. I never had that kind of an experience with an answering machine. I just thought it was a really funny, awful thing that could happen when leaving a message for a girl you just got the number from. I have to admit, though, that after that movie came out I got much more nervous leaving messages on people's phones, knowing they would play it to everybody before I screwedup.
How did you come up with that incredibly awkward answering machine scene in Swingers? Did that come from a similar experience you had in real life? In my new movie Chef, I try to use Twitter & social media in the same way I used the answering machine in Swingers. It seems that technology, whether it's an answering machine or YouTube or Twitter, has the potential to make embarrassing moments exponentially worse. It's a great dramatic tool and could lead to some really fun comedy.
2016 is the 20th Anniversary of 'Swingers.' Will we get a special edition BD with a reunion of the cast to talk about filming as a special feature/commentary? There's no plans that I know of to do any kind of special release for the anniversary. I'm often surprised however, when things like that come out that I'm not aware of. They don't always include us in their plans when a distributor reissues something or puts out a special edition.
The puke scene in "I Love You Man" is hilarious! How many takes did you do for that scene and how could you guys not crack up laughing during it? Link to www.youtube.com. I got puked on twice, and I wasn't laughing I was crying.
Big fan of your work, especially dinner for five which is like a predecessor of podcasting. Any chance of bringing it back? I talk about it from time to time. I feel the same way you do about Dinner for Five's relationship with podcasting, and I feel that there are a lot of outlets that now give you that same access or in-depth conversations about the business. I've listened to podcasts every day, and there's nothing like the long relaxed conversation with somebody that I'm curious about.
Man, I can't tell you how many times I've seen Rudy. I remember we were filming on the campus on the second floor of the library, I was doing a scene with Sean Astin where we were studying together, and David Anspaugh was directing us. In the middle of rehearsal, we heard a loud noise from outside, and we all rushed to the window. One of the condors that was holding a light had toppled over. Everybody was buzzing around and everything had stopped. David asked if everybody was okay, and after he was assured that nobody had been hurt, he pulled the 2 of us back into the scene, and calmly continued directing us. It was a real lesson in directing for me. I realized that he was concerned about this crew, and wants to make sure everybody was okay first and foremost, but he realized that everything was okay, he created a calmness and a focus so we could get back to work. And he was unfazed by the chaos that was swirling around him.
Any good stories from making it? I realized it was a director's job to create a mood and to reassure the people around him. It was a real lesson in leadership as well, and it made me feel very lucky to be working with a guy like him.
Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God? Not enough information to make an accurate determination, but usually God tends to have the edge.
Would you rather fight a 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck? I've given this a lot of thought. And I don't take this question lightly. I'd have to go with the little horses. It would be sad at first to stomp on those little critters, but at least I know I would survive, and live to tell the tale.
If you could do any game to movie adaptation which one would it be? Oooh. Video game adaptations are very tricky, because the basic experience of a video game is much different than a linear film. Clearly there's wonderful storytelling in video games, and now you can portray video game imagery in a movie very effectively. When you really roll up your sleeves and try to figure out a way to develop a good video game into a movie, it's surprisingly challenging to transfer the storytelling. There are a lot of films coming out in the upcoming years and I'm looking forward to seeing how other directors have found a way to crack that nut.
Jon, Whats your favorite comic book story arc? P.S. You were a great Foggy. I know this isn't a popular one, but the first run of Sergio Aragonés Groo the Wanderer, published by Pacific Comics, was one of my favorite comic book runs.
What was your favorite part of making Chef? I loved so many aspects of this project. It's the first time I've written a script in a matter of weeks since Swingers, so that was exciting. I really loved working with Roy Choi and training to play the chef. It's a set of skills I'm going to continue to refine, even after the film is done. I loved filming it, I haven't shot a film in a month since my independent days, so it was nice to see i still had the chops to get it done. And I've really enjoyed putting the soundtrack together, it's fantastic, you should give it a listen: Link to itunes.apple.com
I also loved taking the film on the festival circuit, including SXSW and Tribeca, where we won the audience award. And finally, it's been great to promote this film because I believe in it so fully and am so excited for people to see it.
Also hope to see you at POT Thursday! Just saw the end of the question - YES, I will see you at the El Jefe pop up at Roy Choi's POT restaurant on Thursday! If you're in the LA area, and you want to taste the Cubano sandwich from the movie, Roy Choi is going to be doing a pop up at the Line hotel from 8-11 PM on Thursday. Link to www.latimes.com
Hey Jon! Huge fan of your movies- I just heard your interview on The Nerdist and it was very insightful. I only have one question, what movies do you like to rewatch/come back to? Thanks! You can never go wrong with the Godfather. Seven Samurai is like a 3 hour film school. Visions of Light is a really good doc that I check out from time to time, as it offers insight into cinematography.
How were you able to convince this amazing cast to join Chef? When you do an independent film, you have to rely on the generosity of others. Both in front of and behind the camera, extremely talented people worked for a fraction of what they would get on a bigger movie. Robert Downey and Scarlett I knew from the Iron Man films, and they agreed to do the project after reading the script. I have known John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale for quite some time and they agreed to be int he film as well. Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Vergara were two people I was a fan of but I didn't know them personally. I sent them scripts with an offer and after meeting with me they agreed to do the film.
What's your favorite meal to cook? I'm trying very hard to master smoking brisket in the Texas style that Erik Franklin is so good at. It requires a lot of patience, and an understanding of all the subtleties that go into the alchemy of cooking. I'm amazed by all the flavors that a pit master, like Franklin, can get out of only 3 ingredients: salt, pepper and brisket.
What was it like to work on the set of Seinfeld? Also huge fan of everything you've done. Seinfeld was a dream come true. I was a fan of the show, and I was starstruck just sitting on the couch of the set. The series was already very successful, and everybody enjoyed the creative freedom that that offered. I was so happy and inspired to be on that set and watch the ideas flying around. I'm only sorry that I was only in one episode. It was only a week, but it seemed like I was there for months.
What was used for the copious amount of puke Paul Rudd threw up on you? Italian Wedding Soup.
I just want to say that I God damned loved you in Rudy. He's so little!
You're the pride of Queens, Jon! Thanks for being so awesome! Kings from Queens, from Queens come Kings.
Jon, As a reddit employee who runs a division largely focused around Christmas, I just want to thank you for Elf. It helps us through late nights around the holidays. I especially think you nailed the soundtrack on that movie! You may have even inspired our elf plush! Thank you for your kind words. It was always our goal when we were making Elf to have it appear in the Christmas rotation on television every year. And I'm grateful that that goal has been accomplished. Elf seems to occupy a special place in many people's holiday traditions, and I'm so flattered to be a part of it. I'm particularly fond of the soundtrack of Elf, and I have a gold record hanging on my wall in my office.

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I'm unemployed so I decided to cast X-Factor Investigations. I'm told it's wrong. I like it. [OC]

It really bothers me when I see a fan cast and its a huge list of the most famous actors. I never understood why people do that. It's like:

"Black superhero? Will Smith"

"But he's supposed to be from Africa and in his 30's"

"Ok. Denzel Washington".

So here's X-Factor Investigations. One of the most emotionally investing and incredibly written superhero books, in my opinion. Also, Jamie Madrox went from c-list backup to me crying for a day when he gets hurt. Which is weird.

They're not the best looking group or even the most famous but gosh darn it, they're the symbol for any washed-up and emotionally confused kid out there.

Let me know what you think.

Jamie Madrox - Ed Helms

Ok, hear me out. I know he's not chiseled jawline and deep bravado but this is Jamie Madrox we're talking about. The down-on-his-luck gumshoe with a constant headache.

Madrox was never leadership material. He's not a "follow my lead" kind of guy. His leadership falls on how much he cares and Madrox cares a LOT. Helms always had that "I'm an inch away from losing my shit" look. It might be a subconscious affect from his trajectory in The Office but Helms looks like the guy who will defend his sorry sack of a group.

Even if his defense is usually misguided. Stupid Scott and his judgmental eyes....eye.

Siryn/Banshee - Lauren Ambrose

You know that girl in high school. She was never the prettiest but she was nice to everyone, every now and then. She's usually your sister's friend or that girl that lent out pens when other people ran out. She was never bullied but she just sort of had her nice little corner of the world. That's what Siryn always felt like to me. Reliable but distant.

I'm not going to mention how similar they look or the matching Irish background but if anyone here was a Six Feet Under fan, I think you'll understand this one. Age was a big issue for me. Lauren Amrbose is 35 (I know, I feel old now). I've always been slightly peeved but how a lot of comic book adaptations tend to turn back the clock for characters. Everyone's either just starting out or in their 20's. X-Factor needs to have that smell of desperation. No one in that group imagined they'd end up there and they've all had long careers before they grouped up.

Monet - Azita Ghanizada

A menacing woman of Arab decent who could probably out-sneer Emma Frost. Thing about Monet is she was as lost as Madrox. Only instead of bumbling along and hiding behind jokes, she yelled, punched, yelled, ignored and yelled some more. To be fair, she has every right to. She can probably walk into any team whenever she wants with her powers. Add to that having to deal with being a mutant under fire as well as a Muslim under fire, it can get stressful.

That being said, I remember watching Alphas and thinking how one dimensional Ghanizada's character was. She was just "worried Arab girl". That seemed to be her thing. Her backstory was why she was worried. I felt like if they just fixed her problems she'd shrug and go "why am I even in this club?". Which Monet really seems to have going for her.

Layla Miller - Brie Larson

Quite possibly the most interesting character in the Marvel Universe. At least, the Peter David version. There are two Brie Larson's I used here: 1) The "Short Term 12" (great movie) "Im a worried sick kid who's way in over her head" version. 2) The "Scott Pilgrim Vs The World" "I'm actually confused and in over my head but Im playing it cool and smart ass on the outside" version.

Julio Rictor - Diego Luna

I don't like Rictor with powers. He was a bit of a dick. Not the lovable kind that hides behind something. The kind that you just want to kick out of a window but you're worried Shatterstar will probably kill you. However, bearded and de-powered Rictor is a joy. Just watching him having to puff himself up and show his confidence when even Jamie frickin Madrox knows you're playing up, it's wonderful.

Diego Luna's in his 30's. He looks tired. Like, I haven't slept but Im ok to do this, tired. He's right on the background and let's be honest, he's played his fair share of gay characters (See: Y Tu Mama Tambien).

Guido Carosella/Strong Guy - Bobby Cannavale

This was the trickiest one for me. For a long time, whenever I read Carosella, I heard Bobby Cannavale's Voice. Cannavale's Italian-American, he's 6'2 and he's 43. That's what Guido is like for me. Older, wishes he had a better career, working class.

Thing is, Cannavale looks like your typical New York struggling actor. He's big but he's not Guido big. Guido always felt like Ben Grimm minus The Thing. I always thought The Wire's Domenick Lombardozzi had the look but something just felt...off about him. He's 6' and from The Bronx, he fits. But I honestly can't make my mind up on this.

Wolfbane - Kate Bracken

Scottish actress of "Being Human" fame. Here's the thing about Rahne Sinclair, she looks guilty. Even if she hasn't done anything wrong, she just looks like she's messed up and she's running away. A theme a lot of the group seem to share. I like how Rahne can switch between accents (I know it's only to hide how some writers tended to Americanize her for US readers but Peter David brought her back to her religious, Scottish roots). Bracken has that somewhere-between-American-and-Scottish accent. Also, the jumper in that interview and this tiny cover-crop, complete accident but lucky.

Sidenote: Why the hell do people keep picking Karen Gillen for every Scottish or Redhead role? How limited do they think hollywood is?


Second Wave:

Longshot - Aaron Stanton

This was a weird one for me. I'm not sure why my brain kept going back to him. I think it's the luck aspect. If you watch Mad Men, there's this funny little side story around Stanton's character. "The Trials and Failures of Ken Cosgrove". I don't imagine Longshot as this vision of physical perfection that women immediatly drift to. He's not the best looking guy or the best groomed or the best dressed.

He's confidant and unsure of himself. He pretends he knows what he's doing but actually he's lucky to have Luck powers as he's usually winging it. He also looks like someone who'll say the wrong thing and wonder for ages why everyone reacted poorly?

Shatterstar - Brian Geraghty

Squint your eyes. Does he look like Aaron Stanton? He does to me. I always thought if you shave Shatterstar and Longshot, strip away the tattoos and clothes, you can barely tell them apart. Sort of like how some twins are not identical but from an angle. Shatterstar's an art student who suddenly hit the gym. Put a pair of glasses on him and stick a copy of Allan Ginsberg under his arm and he could walk the hallways unnoticed. But that's not Shatterstar. Not now, anyways. Who he was and who he is now and far different.

Shatterstar's the first to jump into a fight but like Geraghty, he has that "Were my actions ok?" look permanently across his face.

Darwin - Jamie Hector

Yes, Jamie Hector of The Wire fame. I can never pin this guy down, for some reason. On The Wire, he never really seemed like a crime kingpin, did he? I always thought he just sort of walked up the ladder, rather than climbed it. Just in his own pace, never rushed, he knows his limits but he's not always right. Hector's usually great in everything he's in but he never looks like the guy's he playing, and I like that. I like that he's never what you imagine a kingpin or whatever role looks like. He's just...there. Unless he's not. In which case, he can be if he wants to.


Third Wave:

Havok - Ryan McPartlin

Yes, Captain Awesome himself. Here's the thing about Alex Summers, I liked the version in X-Men: First Class but a summers is not some sharp faced kid with a chip on his shoulder. Summers are leaders. Broad shoulders and chiseled chins. The old school leading man. Clean cut hair, deep voice, doesn't talk but says a lot. He can joke, sure. He doesn't need to but he can.

The difference between the Summer brothers (Gabriel excluded) is objective. On paper, Havok and Cyclops are very similar. Down to their look (hair excluded). Scott was pushed too far whereas Alex just did his own thing. The second you ask Alex to step up, bam, he's there and leading the army. But he doesn't need to. He's the leading man who shrugs his shoulders and wonders what's behind that corner.

Polaris - Caroline Dhavernas

The Mother. Here's my issue with Polaris, she's too tall. I know it's weird but just look at any group drawings she's in, she's huge. Like, 6'2 huge. I don't know why they made her that tall. Siryn looks tall, I can imagine her as tall and no one really ever stops and realizes how tall she is. Rahne's average but her wolf background affects her posture. She's hunched, most of the time but she's average. Like, 5'5 average. I always thoughts Polaris was right around the same height but with incredible posture. The height they have her in most comics, it's a wonder why she never became a Hulk family member.

Height aside, Dhavernas looks worried. Like "Someone stole my baby" worried. All the time. It's very worrying. For me, that is. I'm worried about why she's always worried. In most of her parts, she looks worried. And I think that fits Lorna. Lorna's the mother of any group, no matter how new she is to it. People easily drift towards he for advice or comfort, whathaveyou. It's understandable. She's been through hell but she keeps it wrapped up really nicely.


Wow, that is a long post. Sorry about that. I need a job.

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Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine and Boardwalk Empire

So I'm about 40 minutes into Blue Jasmine, and I just gotta mention this.

During the first 15 minutes, I saw George Remus talking in the background, and I'm like "Cool, it's Remus!!"

Then Bobby Cannavale appears as a central character and I'm like "Cool, 2 Boardwalk actors. Awesome coincidence."

And at the 35 minute mark, I see Michael Stuhlbarg walk on screen as a dentist.

Woody Allen is CLEARLY a Boardwalk Empire fan. He must have done this on purpose so people like me can get all giddy every time someone walks on screen.

If Stephen Graham appears on my screen in the next 10 minutes, I'm gonna pass out of Boardwalkgasm.

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[No Spoilers] 2013 Emmy's Discussion Thread

Time: 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

Location: Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Host: Neil Patrick Harris

Network(s): CBS, CTV (Canada)


Nominees:

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock (NBC)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Girls (HBO)

Louie (FX)

Modern Family (ABC)

Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)

Behind the Candelabra (HBO)

The Bible (History)

Phil Spector (HBO)

Political Animals (USA Network)

Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock (NBC)

Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth on Arrested Development (Netflix)

Louis C.K. as Louie on Louie (FX)

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan on House of Lies (Netflix)

Matt LeBlanc as Himself on Episodes (Showtime)

Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe on Enlightened (HBO)

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on Girls (HBO)

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock (NBC)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep (HBO)

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)

Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad (AMC)

Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom (HBO)

Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (AMC)

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody on Homeland (Showtime)

Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes on Nashville (ABC)

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Showtime)

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey (PBS)

Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates on Bates Motel (A&E)

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson on Mad Men (AMC)

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal (ABC)

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)

Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls (HBO)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)

Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (HBO)

Bill Hader as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)

Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (HBO)

Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock (NBC)

Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on Glee (Fox)

Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)

Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad (AMC)

Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Jim Carter as Charles Carson on Downton Abbey (PBS)

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (AMC)

Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson on Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody on Homeland (Showtime)

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife (CBS)

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (HBO)

Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad (AMC)

Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on Mad Men (AMC)

Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)

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Posted on 22 September 2013

Official 2013 Emmys Discussion Thread

Live updates available here.


Welcome to the /r/television discussion thread for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Please post all discussion regarding this years event in this thread.

Do NOT post any spoilers regarding tonight's episodes of Dexter or Breaking Bad in the comments. Doing so may result in a ban.


Time: 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

Location: Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Host: Neil Patrick Harris

Network(s): CBS, CTV (Canada)


Nominees

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Girls (HBO)
  • Louie (FX)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • House of Cards (Netflix)
  • Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Variety Series

  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
  • Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
  • The Bible (History)
  • Phil Spector (HBO)
  • Political Animals (USA Network)
  • Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth on Arrested Development (Netflix)
  • Louis C.K. as Louie on Louie (FX)
  • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan on House of Lies (Netflix)
  • Matt LeBlanc as Himself on Episodes (Showtime)
  • Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe on Enlightened (HBO)
  • Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on Girls (HBO)
  • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
  • Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep (HBO)
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom (HBO)
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (AMC)
  • Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody on Homeland (Showtime)
  • Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes on Nashville (ABC)
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Showtime)
  • Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates on Bates Motel (A&E)
  • Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson on Mad Men (AMC)
  • Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal (ABC)
  • Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
  • Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls (HBO)
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)
  • Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (HBO)
  • Bill Hader as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
  • Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (HBO)
  • Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on Glee (Fox)
  • Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)
  • Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Jim Carter as Charles Carson on Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson on Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody on Homeland (Showtime)
  • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on Mad Men (AMC)
  • Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)

For a full-list of categories and nominees please visit the official site or Wikipedia.

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Posted on 22 September 2013

IJW: Lovelace (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1426329/?ref_=sr_1

Originally posted (by me) here: http://www.zimbio.com/Zimbio+Film+Reviews/articles/BxTIoeLP31M/Lovelace+Turns+Porn+Star+Person

Linda Boreman aka Linda Lovelace basically had one trick that made her the star of the most profitable and popular porn movie of all time. And the objectified Deep Throat version of Linda Lovelace instantly and unnervingly subsumed the real person inside in a way nothing could have prepared her for.

Lovelace is the story of how she tried very hard, with uneven results, to rehumanize herself. It's not perfect. It's one-sided, and lacking the nuance of a really great picture, but Lovelace successfully jolts its audience into seeing its subject as a person. This is the film's greatest merit, and it's achieved through dogged monomania. Any subtleties in the story, like Linda Lovelace's real-life return to modeling or the complexities of the people around her, are sacrificed in the name of delivering one message: Linda Lovelace was a person.

The central narrative conceit of Lovelace is that you get the story twice. The first time you get the glammed up version of events: the lights, the fans, Hugh Hefner embracing her on a red carpet. The second time you get the seedy underbelly: the husband/pimp who would beat her if she didn't do as she was told; the mafia insisting she do another movie; and a shadier side to Hefner. That second time through is a surprisingly effective emotional bitchslap.

Yes you can feel the ham-handed symbolism in the structure (two sides to the coin, the story, the person). The whole thing hinges on the audience's willingness to take this journey twice. Fortunately Amanda Seyfried keeps it interesting even when the next plot point has been telegraphed from 20 miles away.

Seyfried's not the only one keeping it interesting, either. Linda's husband and abuser, Chuck Traynor, is written as a sort of melodramatic caricature, but Peter Sarsgaard's special gift for playing creeps keeps the audience off balance. The supporting cast is one big exercise in stunt casting, but I can't help but love seeing Adam Brody as Linda's super nice-guy co-star; or Bobby Cannavale, who so expertly terrorized everyone in Boardwalk Empire last season, playing the mafia-connected porn producer. As Linda's mom, Sharon Stone ratchets up the tension in every scene she's in even if her character isn't given any room to grow.

A lot of comparisons are going to be made between Lovelace and Boogie Nights mostly because they're both about porn and they're both set in the 1970s. But beyond those two superficial traits, they don't have much in common, and the comparisons don't flatter either movie.

Lovelace does get you to see its subject at a person, even if some of the shading hasn't been filled in. To me that feels like an admirable accomplishment for such a lean movie, and I see its value most in piquing the audience's curiosity about the subject. It's a conversation-starter of a movie, and it feels like a conversation worth having.

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Posted on 11 August 2013

Blue Jasmine (dir. Woody Allen)

Woody Allen's films have always dealt with neurotic people going through the anxieties that life has thrown at them. He's become a master at it, which is fitting, given that the man spent decades undergoing psychoanalysis. And with Blue Jasmine, with Cate Blanchett giving a terrific performance as the titular character, he's created another neurotic that I'd rank among the best character's he's written.

Jasmine is wrecked after her Ponzi scheming millionaire husband goes down, loses her damn mind, and tries to get her life back together by moving in with her much less well off sister, who has problems of her own. Allen's script uses this to craft a story about people trying to take control of their lives, for better or for worse, and coming to terms how much control they actually have over things. Jasmine can't control her public ramblings and descents into her traumatic marriage. She needs a job, wants to go back to school and ultimately heal her broken mind, albeit with some alcohol and Xanax thrown in.

It sounds depressing, but the movie is frequently hilarious and shifts between humor and drama naturally. The cast is a big part of that, and everyone is great here, even Louis C.K. in his small role. Bobby Cannavale's character might be in the running for Worst Haircut of All Fucking Time, but he humanizes what could have easily been a stereotypical blue collar grease monkey. And Andrew Dice Clay is good, too! Yay for the Diceman! But Blanchett is the star of the show, and shows us the flighty, hoity-toity, pre downfall Jasmine with as much conviction as the post downfall, slightly insane one, giving us a full performance and creating a character I'll remember for quite sometime. My favorite performance of the year so far.

The movie is well shot, as with most Allen pictures, featuring his usual long takes and tracking shots, naturally keeping a certain pace to the scenes while putting us right in the mix with the characters. There's a particular shot with Jasmine and a dentist, who she's gotten a receptionist job from, that is filmed in one long take, lasting easily for a few minutes as it pans and adjusts to the characters, maintaining a sense of unease and awkwardness that you would get in a scene with a bunch of cuts. Woody Allen has perfected these types scenes with intricate blocking and framing, so it shouldn't come as a surprise, but he still deserves praise for it, especially when compared to other filmmakers.

This is a great character study, folks. Sure, it borrows from A Streetcar Named Desire, as a lot of people have said, but really only on a framework level. And borrowing from Tennessee Williams is hardly a bad thing. I'd rank Woody Allen in the top 5 American screenwriters of all time, because I think his writing, when on point, is as good as anybodies. Sure, his movies have their flaws, but I feel that people can be really unfair to his work, especially his newer stuff. His recent work might not approach "classic" Woody Allen levels, but compared to other filmmakers, its pretty good.

Blue Jasmine has something different about it that makes it stand out from the rest of his filmography. Maybe its a little more cynical, or harsher, particularly on the main character. But it definitely stands out, and is one of my most enjoyed movies this year. See it when you can.

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Posted on 27 July 2013

Emmy nomination discussion thread

I thought it would be a good idea (especially with all of the new subscribers) to keep posts about Emmy nominations to a minimum.

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Nominees for outstanding drama series

Breaking Bad • AMC

Downton Abbey • PBS & ITV

Game of Thrones • HBO

Homeland • Showtime

House of Cards • Netflix

Mad Men • AMC

Nominees for Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston as Walter White • Breaking Bad

Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham • Downton Abbey

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody • Homeland

Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood • House of Cards

Jon Hamm as Don Draper • Mad Men

Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy • The News Room

Nominees for lead actress in a drama series

Elisabeth Moss, as Peggy Olson • Mad Men

Michelle Dockery, as Lady Mary Crawley • Downton Abbey

Claire Danes, as Carrie Mathison • Homeland

Vera Farmiga, as Norma Bates • Bates Motel

Kerry Washington, as Olivia Pope • Scandal

Connie Britton, as Rayna James • Nashville

Robin Wright, as Claire Underwood • House of Cards

Nominees for supporting actor in a drama series

Bobby Cannavale, as Gyp Rosetti • Boardwalk Empire

Jonathan Banks, as Mike Ehrmantraut • Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul, as Jesse Pinkman • Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, as Mr. Carson • Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage, as Tyrion Lannisterin • Game Of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin, as Saul Berenson • Homeland

Nominees for supporting actress in a drama series

Anna Gunn as Skyler White • Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham • Downton Abbey

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen • Game of Thrones

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart • The Good Wife

Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody • Homeland

Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris • Mad Men

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum • FX Networks

Behind The Candelabra • HBO

The Bible • HISTORY

Phil Spector • HBO

Political Animals • USA

Top Of The Lake • Sundance Channel

Nominees for lead actor in a miniseries or a movie

Michael Douglas as Liberace • Behind the Candelabra

Matt Damon as Scott Thorson • Behind the Candelabra

Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock • The Girl

Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens • Parade's End

Al Pacino as Phil Spector • Phil Spector

Nominees for lead actress in a miniseries or movie

Elisabeth Moss, as Robin • Top of the Lake

Jessica Lange, as Sister Jude Martin • American Horror Story: Asylum

Sigourney Weaver, as Elaine Barrish Hammond • Political Animals

Helen Mirren, as Linda Kenney-Baden • Phil Spector

Laura Linney, as Cathy Jamison • The Big C: Hereafter

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television and Satan himself

Girls • HBO

Louie • FX Networks

Modern Family • ABC

30 Rock • NBC

Veep • HBO

Nominees for lead actor in a comedy series

Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth • Arrested Development

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper boo • The Big Bang Theory

Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc • Episodes

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan • House of Lies

Louis C.K. as Louie • Louie

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy • 30 Rock

Nominees for lead actress in a comedy series

Laura Dern, as Amy • Enlightened

Lena Dunham, as Hannah Horvath • Girls

Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon • 30 Rock

Amy Poehler, as Leslie Knope • Parks And Recreation

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Selina Meyer • Veep

Edie Falco, as Jackie Peyton • Nurse Jackie

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race • CBS

Dancing With The Stars • ABC

Project Runway • Lifetime

So You Think You Can Dance • FOX

Top Chef • Bravo

The Voice • NBC

Nominees for most outstanding host for a Reality or Reality-Competition program

Betty White • Betty White's Off Their Rockers

Tom Bergeron • Dancing With The Stars

Anthony Bourdain • The Taste

Cat Deeley • So You Think You Can Dance

Ryan Seacrest • American Idol

Heidi Klum, Tim Gun • Project Runway

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO

Saturday Night Live • NBC

I did the major ones you can find the full list here

Edit: I reformatted the post and took out some information. If you would like me to change anything else please pm me

EDIT 2: /u/hero0fwar made a great comment summarizing the number of nominations for each show. You can find it here

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Posted on 18 July 2013

[Contest] Who wants to play an interactive Flash contest for a $15-ish prize? I'm celebrating the fact that my computer isn't crashing every other second today, and hoping it holds out through this contest. So, Who Am I? (Details inside)

WE HAVE A WINNER. DEEPFRIEDGENOCIDE WAS THE FIRST TO ANSWER CORRECTLY. I WAS REFERENCING BOBBY CANNAVALE. MOST CURRENT RECURRING ROLES ON NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME) AND BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO). CONGRATULATIONS, DFG!!! YOUR GIFTED POST WILL BE UP SHORTLY ON RAOA. THANK YOU FOR PUTTING ME OUT OF MY MISERY. LOL

Okay, this is basically like 20 questions. Try to figure out the famous person that I am thinking of by asking yes or no questions. Unlimited questions and guesses, but each question/guess must be posted as a TOP LINE reply. I will not be going back through posts to check for second-tier follow-up questions/guesses.

First person to correctly guess the person I am thinking of wins a $15-ish prize from their WL (including shipping, but I have Prime).

Ready, set, GO!!!

EDIT: DETERMINED SO FAR

  • ACTOR
  • AMERICAN
  • BETWEEN THE AGES OF 40 AND 50
  • HAS BEEN IN BOTH MOVIES AND TV
  • NOT THE LEAD OR FEATURED ACTOR IN ANY CURRENT TV SERIES
  • MOST RECENT RECURRING TV ROLES HAVE BEEN IN FIRST-RUN PROGRAMMING FOR CABLE
  • PRIMARILY A DRAMATIC ACTOR
  • HAS NOT APPEARED IN ANY FILMS THAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN THE PAST MONTH

EDIT #2: A FEW ADDITIONAL CLUES:

  • OF ITALIAN DECENT
  • HIS LONGEST, MOST RECENT STORY ARCS HAVE BEEN ON SERIES ON SHOWTIME AND HBO
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Posted on 17 June 2013

Gears of War

Okay so some of these are purely based on how they look the part, but a fair amount have the acting chops to pull it off. I will list them in the order in which I would call them for the role.

Anya Stroud * rosamund pike * diane kruger * naomi watts * kristen bell, almost entirely on looks though

Marcus Fenix * randy couture * dominic purcell * gerard butler * nick chinlund

Dominic Santiago * franky g * jon seda * jesse garcia * amaury nolasco * edgar ramirez * [adam rodriguez])http://images.zap2it.com/images/celeb-218146/adam-rodriguez-2.jpg) * wilmer valderrama * javier bardem

Augustus Cole "Train" * lester speight/terry tate * terry crews * bob sapp * michael clarke duncan of course * ronnie coleman

Damon Baird * chris pine * bradley cooper * josh duhamel * mike vogel * paul walker

Victor Hoffman * ed lauter * stephen lang * r. lee ermey of course, put him last though because he is so type-cast

Mihn Young Kim * robin shou * jason scott lee * ken watanabe

Tai Kaliso * gary nickens * pomaika brown * setu taase * lobo sebastian * kevin durand

Anthony Carmine just about anyone

Benjamin Carmine just about anyone

Maria Santiago * paula garces * paz vega * Cristina Valenzuela * natalie martinez * cerina vincent

Carlos Santiago * danny pino * bobby cannavale * mark consuelos * jay hernandez

Helena Stroud * elizabeth shue * allison janney * sigourney weaver * demi moore * helen hunt

Adam Fenix * david strathairn * stanley tucci.jpg) * scott glenn * christopher plummer * david morse * ed harris * jeff bridges

Bernadette Mataki * jane lynch this is probably way off, because if I remember right, she is an islander, but i know Lynch is pulls off sarcastic very well.

Dizzy Wallin * kris kristofferson * sam elliot * bruce willis * jeff bridges

Chairman Richard Prescott * will patton * edward burns * jason isaacs * len wiseman

Locust Queen * cate blanchett * tilda swinton

I think I need to do a little bit of searching, I thought of some of these before they had images to go along with them via the comic books and I still haven't played Gears 3, but I have read Aspho Fields, Jacinto's Remnant, and Anvil Gate.

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